College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Museum Studies students

History Department Internships

History Department Internships

Dr. Cheryl Dong, professor of Public History, coordinates digital and face to face internships for our undergraduate and graduate students. Virtual internships have opened up new opportunities for students, giving them access to a multitude of institutions in distant locations. Such as Federal Internships in Washington, DC that we discussed during a Lunch and Learn Zoom Panel in November.

If you are interested in pursuing an internship next semester, contact Dr. Dong now to start the process: cheryl.dong@uni.edu

Competitive Internships

Forever Free Pilot Mentoring Program

  • The West Des Moines Historical Society has agreed to manage a new project in partnership with the National Underground Network to Freedom and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The Forever Free Pilot Mentoring Program will offer selected interns the opportunity to research local Underground Railroad history, work with experienced mentors and submit new sites to the National Park Service, after which they will receive a $500 stipend.
  • Please contact Dr. Cheryl Dong for program details and to strategize about the application for this competitive position.

Funding Opportunities

If you are completing a non-profit internship, or have set up a meeting with Dr. Dong to discuss your future internship, please look over the Koob Fund to see if you would like to apply. The Robert and Yvonne Koob Fund for Student Community Engagement is an endowment supporting students who are completing internships in positions of service in Iowa.